Topic Title: BURNT MEATLOAF
Created on April 8, 2013 at 11:07 AM

MRS B

HAVING TRIED TO COOK MEATLOAF 2 X'S, THE LOAF BURNT BOTH TIMES. MEAT PROBE DID NOT INDICATE IT WAS DONE PRIOR TO US REMOVED THE MEAT. WHAT SHOULD WE DO? .

Stafford

Mrs B,
It would be very difficult to actually burn a meatloaf on the outside unless something is not right with your grill. Are you sure it was burned, or was it just black on the outside? If so, you may have black soot coming off a too rich flame.
May I suggest that you call Holland, but have all the specific info on yourgrill when you call.
1-800-880-9766

MRS B

YOU KNOW, IT DID NOT TASTE BURNED. I SHOULD HAVE SAID THAT. IT WAS JUST BLACK. WE BOTH SAID IT STILL TASTED GOOD. WE WILL BE IN TOUCH. THANK YOU FOR THE INFO.

Stafford

It sounds like you need to either do an air-shutter adjustment or clean out the burner if you have an older grill.
You probably have an all yellow flame with black soot coming off it. Your flame should be mostly blue with small yellow tips.
If the air-shutter adjustment which is covered in your manual doesn't help, check the "Trouble-shooting" section under "Support" on the web-site. The title is "Black soot on my food".

MRS B

I WAS RELAYING YOUR MSG TO MY HUSBAND AND HE SAID IF IT IS THE ISSUE YOU ARE DESCRIBING, WHY WOULDN'T IT BE BLACK ALL OVER. THIS BLACK JUST APPEARS ON THE BOTTOM. WE WILL CHECK THE TROUBLESHOOTING. THANK YOU.

Brett

Grease burning in the drip pan would also make just the bottom black.